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Tougher laws needed to protect development project evictees

Tougher laws needed to protect development project evictees

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 7, 2013 0

NAIROBI 07 October 2013 (IRIN) - Development projects such as new roads, or dams to boost electricity production, must ensure that the human rights of those evicted are not trampled, say campaigners, who

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Roger Jean Claude Mbede, Cameroon: "I was subjected to torture"

Roger Jean Claude Mbede, Cameroon: "I was subjected to torture"

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 16, 2013 0

YAOUNDE 16 September 2013 (IRIN) - Cameroon is among the world's most hostile countries to homosexuality, rights groups say. Homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison, as well as fines.

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Analysis: Sex workers bear brunt of war on trafficking

Analysis: Sex workers bear brunt of war on trafficking

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 3, 2013 0

KATHMANDU 03 September 2013 (IRIN) - Laws and interventions aimed at reducing human trafficking by targeting commercial sex workers can, whatever their good intentions, actually endanger their health and result in human rights

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Can the DRC army stop abusing human rights?

Can the DRC army stop abusing human rights?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 12, 2013 0

KAMPALA 12 August 2013 (IRIN) - Stamping out human rights abuses by the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo entails more than classroom training sessions, according to analysts, who recommend a wide

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Briefing: Why the violence in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

Briefing: Why the violence in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 25, 2013 0

JUBA 25 July 2013 (IRIN) - Vicious inter-communal violence, an ongoing rebellion and reports of state-sponsored human rights violations have left more than 100,000 people in desperate need in South Sudan's Jonglei, the

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Syrian rebels on IHL: In their own words

Syrian rebels on IHL: In their own words

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 13, 2013 0

DUBAI 13 May 2013 (IRIN) - Like Syrian regime forces, Syria’s multitude of rebel fighters have faced growing criticism in recent months over violations of international humanitarian law (IHL), including war crimes, with

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Côte d’Ivoire awash in weapons

Côte d’Ivoire awash in weapons

April 16, 2013 0

ABIDJAN 16 April 2013 (IRIN) - Côte d’Ivoire’s recent turbulence - including the ouster of president Henri Konan Bédié in 1999, a long-running insurgency and deadly poll unrest in 2011 - has left

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Analysis: Is international pressure failing in Sri Lanka?

Analysis: Is international pressure failing in Sri Lanka?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 21, 2013 0

BANGKOK 21 March 2013 (IRIN) - The UN Human Rights Council approved on 21 March a second resolution requesting the Sri Lankan government to do more to address alleged wartime rights violations, but

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Timeline of Boko Haram and related violence in Nigeria

Timeline of Boko Haram and related violence in Nigeria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2013 0

DAKAR 22 February 2013 (IRIN) - Human rights organizations estimate some 3,000 Nigerians have been killed in violence related to militant Islamist group Boko Haram over the past three years. Numerous negotiation attempts

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Why civil registration matters in Asia

Why civil registration matters in Asia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 1, 2013 0

BANGKOK 01 February 2013 (IRIN) - Stronger civil registration systems are needed in Asia, home to 60 percent of the world’s population, to ensure the legal and human rights of all, and facilitate

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